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Publisher: Pleasant Word Year: 2009
Author, Joyce Wheeler, creates characters courageous enough to face life’s problems head-on in a compelling story filled with romance, heartache, and new beginnings. My Lady follows the life of vibrant Jolene O’Neil as she reaps the whirlwind of life’s storms.
Air Force Captain John Harris whisks Jolene away to Europe, unaware that another is brooding about her return. Is it just an accident or murder that suddenly takes her husband’s life? Jolene struggles through her questions and grief back at a youth Bible camp in South Dakota, when a dark, compelling man from her past returns to haunt her again.
From a honeymoon in Hawaii to the terror-filled back roads in the Black Hills, Jolene finds herself running from a compromised past into a hope for her future. Can an unrepentant sinner familiar with God choose a course against His will and find salvation? It will take every ounce of Jolene’s faith and trust in God to take the needed steps that will connect the pieces.
As readers trace Jolene’s footsteps along the western prairies, they will discover an inspiring, often humorous, tale of love, faith, and courage.
Joyce Wheeler grew up on the prairies of South Dakota, learning at an early age to appreciate the greatness of God’s creation. The transition from rancher’s daughter to rancher’s wife when she married Justin came easy, and they have continued to pass their ranching tradition down to their children and grandchildren.
Joyce’s interest in adventure and intrigue persuaded her to conjure up meaningful stories about ordinary people in difficult circumstances. She has walked, ridden, and drove over prairie trails and used those times to not only praise our Creator, but also weave stories that would reflect her appreciation of God’s world.
As an avid reader, Joyce traveled the world in her armchair with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other, until her own unfulfilled desire to write a book began to unfold. At the urging of friends and family, Joyce took delight in developing characters of her own in and among the settings of a ranching lifestyle in which she is knowledgeable. The result was Joyce’s very first book, entitled My Lady.
In addition to being a wife, mother, and grandmother, Joyce has enjoyed being a homemaker, bookkeeper, and gardener. Her hobbies include activities like family gatherings, music, horseback riding, hiking and ranch work. Some of her fondest memories are skiing with her grandchildren and white water rafting on the Snake River. Her greatest joy, however, is the growing knowledge that God is a part of every aspect of our lives and serving Him is the most exciting adventure of all.
I just got done reading My Lady by Joyce Wheeler. I’m really amazed at how wonderful this story is. I’ve never read a book that has had so many things, good and bad happen to one person. The author really has a great imagination. The ups and downs will have you enthralled and waiting for the next revelation, or calamity. I was captured from the beginning and couldn’t wait to read the next chapter. Many books you read once and that’s enough, but this story will have you re-reading it many times.
The main character Jolene O'Neil experiences more than her share of life-altering events. Only someone really strong and has a deep faith could remain rational though what she has gone through, You will keep cheering Jolene on.
I really sympathize with Jolene and wish I could be with her and comfort her. Jolene goes through romance, new beginnings, mystery, heartaches, great sadness’s, great joys. This book will make you sigh, laugh, cry and wanting more. Many parts of the story were quite touching.
Many books end nice, but this ending was just the best. You will be well satisfied after reading it. This is the first book I’ve read by Joyce Wheeler and plan on reading more. I highly recommend this book. A great book for your collection!
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